Chickpeas are all the rage lately. This nutrient dense legume has become one of interest for many companies trying to healthify their brands. One brand that I enjoy snacking on is Hippea.
Using our food coach system I was able to determine that this is a yellow dot on our food rating system. A yellow dot means that along with the other major nutrients we need to maintain a healthy diet these foods can still be a part of a balanced diet.
Health Rating for Hippeas — White Cheddar
- Moderate in calories per serving
- Healthy balance of fat
- Healthy balance of saturated fat
- Contain zero trans fat.
- Healthy balance of sodium
- Healthy balance of total carbohydrates
- Healthy balance of fiber
- Healthy balance of added sugars
- Healthy balance of protein
- Healthy balance of food additives
- No artificial flavor or color
The main takeaway is chickpeas do not automatically make a processed food or snack one that can be consumed in large quantities or all the time. This food may be incorporated into your diet but should be consumed with caution to be in balance with your daily caloric and nutrients needs. No one food is perfect so you need to include foods from all food groups on a general healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives.
Wondering about foods you eat on the daily, try out our food coach option on our website for yourself. you can input information straight from nutrition labels in your own home. In a matter of 5 minutes or less you will have nutritious as well as non-nutritious qualities of your favorite foods.